Lecturer in Asian Art

The University of Sydney
NSW - Metro
Closing Date
Mon, 27th January 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Remuneration package: $125K - $149K p.a. which includes leaving loading and up to 17% super
NSW - Metro

• Exciting opportunity for a scholar with expertise in Asian Art
• Join a collaborative and supportive network of internationally renowned academics
• Continuing, full-time position; remuneration package: $125K - $149K p.a. which includes leaving loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity

The Department of Art History at the University of Sydney invites applications for a full-time, continuing position in the art and visual culture of Asia. The precise area and period of specialisation are open, but candidates whose work complements existing departmental strengths and who demonstrate engagement with global, transcultural, and transregional currents in the discipline are especially welcome. The department is particularly interested in candidates whose work demonstrates awareness of current critical and theoretical as well as pedagogical approaches within the discipline. We would encourage candidates who might engage with the collections and museums in our region, including the Chau Chak Wing Museum at the University of Sydney, through interests in object-oriented teaching and/or experience in Curatorial, Museum and Heritage Studies. We also encourage those able to create connections with multidisciplinary University centres such as the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre and the China Studies Centre.

This academic position reports to the Chair of Department and requires an energetic and committed individual to take on academic teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and research responsibilities. By the very nature of the academic program, some evening work may be required.

This role is your opportunity to:

• coordinate and deliver undergraduate and postgraduate units of study with a focus on Asian art
• make a contribution to the research strengths of the School, including the pursuit of research grants and regular publication in journals of high standing
• supervise Honours and Postgraduate research
• be a source/centre for interdisciplinary collaborations with the University and with external stakeholders.
• Contribute to the research culture of the Department and the University

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Lecturer in Asian Art who demonstrates:

• PhD in the area of Asian art history
• teaching experience at tertiary level in Asian Art
• an ongoing commitment to Object-based and Research-led pedagogic skills
• a research track record, i.e. books in Asian Art
• research outcomes through peer group and broader community impact esteem
• the ability to articulate a plausible and ambitious 3-year research plan
• knowledge of the history of Asian art across more than one Asian culture
• the ability to undertake research in at least one Asian language and demonstrate control of the relevant scholarly literature in that language
• the ability to work professionally as part of a team, cooperating with colleagues in a collegial and effective manner within the Department and beyond as well as with external partners
• demonstrated fluency in written and spoken English consistent with the capacity to teach and publish research in English

About us

Housed in the School of Literature, Art and Media, the Department of Art History is the leading department of its kind in Australia. The Department was founded in 1967 as part of the Power Institute of Fine Arts. Over time the Department has responded not only to radical transformations in the nature of art history, but responded to its geographical and cultural location by introducing the study of Aboriginal and Asian Art, and more recently Islamic Art, and pioneering a globally aware history of art and visual culture. The University of Sydney is the only university in New South Wales to teach a breadth and depth of art from across the world and through many centuries, as well as focus on the relationship between the still and moving image. The Power Institute brings depth, engagement and impact to the Department’s work through symposia, workshops and research initiatives which reach beyond the University to a wider public.

The Department coordinates the Art History program, including the Masters in Art Curating, and also co-coordinates the Film Studies and Museum and Heritage Studies programs.

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region and is regularly ranked in the top 20 faculties of its kind.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 27 January 2020 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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Mariana Yousif on 02 8627 9437 or mariana.yousif@sydney.edu.au

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